#LegionNationals re-cap from this past weekend in #Langley – Records and Medalists by Day

August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013

This past weekend, the Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships took over McLeod Park in Langley. Thank you to all the volunteers, officials, the Legion and all organizers for making this great event possible.

The 2013 Legion Championships were highlighted by 11 record breaking performances. The following new Championship records were established by BC athletes:

  • Midget Girls 80mH – Chicago Bains / British Columbia – 11.48
  • Midget Girls Pentathlon – Nina Schultz / British Columbia – 3332
  • Midget Boys Pentathlon – Jasper Schiedel / British Columbia – 3257
  • Midget Girls 4x100m – BC-Yukon – 47.69
  • Midget Girls Hammer – Chanell Botsis / British Columbia – 55.21m
  • Youth Girls Hammer – Natasha Akbarizadeh / British Columbia – 56.21m

For all 11 established records, click here – Full story 

Thanks to Athletics Canada, we have a compilation of the Championship Medalists for all 3 days of the competition. Click the links below to view.

Championship Medalists – Day 1 (August 9, 2013)

Championship Medalists – Day 2 (August 10, 2013)

Championship Medalists – Day 3 (August 11, 2013) 



Burnaby Strider wins three gold at B.C.’s #kamloops2013 @BurnabyNOW_News

August 6, 2013

August 1, 2013 – By Tom Berridge 

Burnaby Now – Burnaby Striders Zion Corrales-Nelson was the hit of the sprints at the recent B.C. Athletics championships in Kamloops. The junior St. Thomas More Collegiate sprinter won all the speed races in the 15-year-old girls’ age group, including two new provincial midget records at Hillside Stadium.

The Burnaby flash won the 100-metre dash by seven-tenths of a second over the second-place girl Casey Heyd in a time of 12.12 seconds.

Corrales-Nelson added a gold in the 200m to her mantel, easily winning by almost two seconds over the runner-up Rebecca Terry of South Fraser in a new record time of 24.01, breaking Krysha Bailey’s 1999 mark of 24.50.

The incoming STM junior also took gold in the 300m in a sub-four-minute 39.67 clocking, nipping New Westminster runner Raquel Tjernagel’s 2012 midget mark by two onehundredths of a second. Corrales-Nelson was unchallenged in the race, beating Terry to the tape for a second time nearly two seconds ahead.

Burnaby sprinter Whitney Rowe won both the 100 and 200m for 20-plus women in Kamloops. Rowe was timed in 11.73 for the 100m and 24.36 in the 200m.

Ahmad Nizamani won the men’s 16/17 long jump with a leap of 6.50m. He also ran a leg with Ethan Strome in the 4x100m relay for the first-place-finishing Vancouver Thunderbirds.

Curtis Moss won the men’s 20-plus javelin with a 73.85m throw.

In the 18/19 men’s 400m hurdles, STM’s Sebastian Adugalski, running out of Ocean Athletics in Surrey, won the gold medal in a time of 55.96.

Byrne Creek Secondary student Jemal Reta placed second in the men’s 16/17 division in the 2,000m steeplechase in a time of 6:13.91. Reta also finished in sixth place in the 3,000m.

Read more: http://www.burnabynow.com/Burnaby+Strider+wins+three+gold/8739783/story.html#ixzz2bDkzTMpm